Sir Sean Connery is no longer the only former James Bond actor to have been awarded a Knighthood. Another 007 will pickup the “Sir” title as the Queen announces her Birthday Honours.
Roger Moore, who starred in seven movies in Eon productions legendary franchise became the longest serving actor to portray 007. However, his knighthood comes not from contribution to the arts, but instead for Moore’s work as Patron and spokesperson for UNICEF.
Raising awareness around the world, Roger Moore has been responsible for many of the charities most recent success stories, and his work has not gone unnoticed. Others set to be awarded include soccer-star David Beckham, who will be honoured with an OBE. Also, comedian Billy Connelly and Sting are to be awarded with CBE’s.
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